The Basics: A Quick Guide to Recruitment-Related Roles

The Recruitment Process involves a lot of steps; to maximize efficiency, many of these steps are handled by people other than the recruitment consultant. People thinking about entering the recruitment industry, either within an agency or in-house, have a number of things to consider. The most important is that each role has a different focus and might require slightly different skillsets and personality characteristics.

Each company has variations on these roles – there is no 100% industry standard. For example, in one company a Researcher might be responsible for researching many industry things including where to find candidates, and in another company he might be responsible for researching everything EXCEPT where to find candidates. In general, though, there is a basic consistency within roles from one company to the next. Hopefully, the following will help you understand better whether you can find a fit for your own personality and experience.

People thinking about entering the recruitment industry, either within an agency or in-house, might have a number of options to consider.